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A Youthful Tuscan

In this post, David Bloch suggests an affordable and age-worthy Chianti Classico from the great 2010 vintage.


2010 Castello dei Rampolla, Chianti Classico
I have been drinking Sammarco (and the occasional bottle of d’Alceo) from Castello dei Rampolla for close to twenty years but never had the Chianti Classico. I came across some bottles and given the producer and strength of the vintage, I figured this was a no brainer. This a very dark and brooding Chianti. Dark, almost bitter berry and overripe cherry notes. Earth. Terribly young and undeveloped. The wine needs another three or four years to blossom but there can be little doubt it will be worth the wait. I paid around $20. If I come across the wine again, I would buy a few more bottles and look forward to 2020.

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